Our new favorite tradition is to have Mexican food for Game Day! Mostly because our neighbors’ daughters sell their amazing homemade salsa as a cheerleader fundraiser on Super Bowl weekend every year. It’s been a tradition to either have nachos or enchiladas or both so we have an excuse to eat their yummy salsa! This year we did both. I got some pork rinds for a THM, low carb version of nachos and then I made up some easy yummy salsa enchiladas. Here’s the recipe for a quick meal anytime of the week or if you’re hosting friends and family.
Chicken Salsa Enchiladas (THM S)
- 10-12 chicken tenderloins
- 1 jar of salsa verde
- 1 jar of pico de gallo or fresh red salsa with cilantro
- 12 low carb tortillas
- 1 can black beans
- 3 cups Mexican style cheese
- Garlic Powder
- Sea Salt
- 2 limes
- Prepare chicken by putting frozen chicken tenderloins in an instantpot (or crock pot) with 1 cup red salsa and 1 cup salsa verde. Add some salt and garlic powder to taste. Press the poultry button on the instant pot or cook on high for 3-4 hours in a crockpot
- Preheat the oven to 375
- Spray a 9x13 pan with coconut oil or olive oil spray
- Once the chicken is done, shred with a fork and transfer to a bowl
- Add 1 cup of red salsa, black beans (drain and rinse first), 1 cup of mexican cheese. the juice of 2 limes, and garlic powder and sea salt to taste to the shredded chicken
- Set two plates side by side next to the 9x13 pan and place the tortillas on top of one of the plates
- One at a time, transfer the tortillas over to the 2nd plate, add in about 1/2 cup of chicken mixture, a spoonful of red salsa and a sprinkle of cheese, roll the enchilada up and put it in the pan seam side down
- Repeat this process until all of the tortillas are used up
- Spread some salsa verde on the top of all of the tortillas and then sprinkle with the remaining mexican cheese
- Cover the pan with foil and cook for 25 minutes
- Uncover the pan and cook for an additional 5- 7 minutes or until the cheese is good and melted
- Serve with your favorite salsa!
What’s your favorite Mexican food?